The cement mixers are machines used in the construction industry for mixing concrete or cement. They can also be used for mixing other materials like gavel, sand, line and other types of aggregates that are combination of such materials.
The cement mixer mechanism has a rotating barrel, a motor that rotates the barrel, and a handle that allows the user to change the position of the barrel and to pour concrete once it is ready. When buying cement mixers, beside the quality and the price, you should also consider the cement mixer capacity, because specific construction jobs require tones of concrete and consequently a large capacity cement mixer. Therefore, before buying a cement mixer it is very important to consider the mixer capacity, power source, portability and maintenance.
Cement mixers are divided into two main categories: portable concrete mixers and stationary concrete mixers. Both stationary and portable concrete mixers differ in the material which they are made of, the capacity and the power source. In order to select the right one, you need to understand the difference between the stationary and a portable concrete mixer.
As their name indicates, the fixed or stationary cement mixers are not designed to be transported from one place to another. They are usually used for larger building projects, where a constant concrete supply is needed. Stationary concrete mixers are larger when compared with other mixers. However, they have larger capacity for mixing more cement for larger building projects.
The portable concrete mixers are more preferred than the stationary cement mixers because they are mounted on wheels. Thanks to the wheels, the portable concrete mixers can be moved around the construction site easily. Generally, a portable concrete mixer is used for mixing concrete for small scale projects, like wall or sidewalks construction. Beside its portability, another great advantage of a portable concrete mixer is that it is more convenient. The portable mixers are smaller and lighter and can be easily transported from one place to another.
Both stationary and portable concrete mixers have their advantages and disadvantages. So, if you carefully consider their use and function, you will make an easy and simple choice.